UCPN Maoist leaders warn government for not reviving war-crimes

KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist senior party leadership on Tuesday knocked on the government’s door and urged for not reviving any of the conflict era war crimes.

Party Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal, Vice Chairman Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, urged
Chairman of Interim Election Council of Ministers, Khilaraj Regmi on Tuesday morning for withdrawing any arrest orders against their party cadres in any cases that took place in the conflict era.

Their call comes at a time when the government has issued orders for arresting the murderers of Krishna Prasad Regmi of Chitwan way back in 2004.

While stating that the party was responsible for all the actions that happened during the conflict era, they said all crimes committeed from the state side and their side should be tried in a different way through the formation of Truth and Reconcillation Commission, as agreed in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Knowledgeble sources claimed that the Maoist termed the whole process as a conspiracy against their party and to derail the proposed November 19 CA elections.

Recently, Regmi had visited deceased Adhikari’s parents in Bir Hospital, where they are on hunger strike demanding justice, and had pledged to deliver justice to them.

The Maoist leaders urged the government to take the initiative to form the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to deal with such cases soon.